May 21, 2016 Subject:
'August Heat' is incomplete
This episode cuts off prematurely. The last 2 or 3 minutes is missing. What happens? If you want the answer to that question, you have to go to another site with a longer file. Look at minutes length. The one offered here ends at 26 minutes and change. A complete one should run 29 minutes and change.
April 16, 2016 Subject:
The Mental Marvel
How cool, Gordio! You sound like a character in SUSPENSE: The 39 Steps tight off the bat but I know there are other episodes with the mentally marvelous like you. I am so jealous that you got to meet Robt Ripley, whose biography I read last year. Sounds like he was loved by all who knew and worked with him. I'm going to see if your appearance is here on archive.org somewhere. Thanks for sharing that.
April 11, 2013 Subject:
supporting cast of Actor's Blood
Just based on his voice I believe one of the supporting cast in Actor's Blood playing the husband is Alan Ladd. My first experience of listening to Suspense was sometime in the Fall of 1948 shortly after appearing on "Believe it or Not" with Bob Ripley on WMAQ in Chicago as "The Mental Marvel", one of the winners of the National Contest. So I have been a fan of Suspense now for about 65 years.
October 23, 2012 Subject:
One of my All-Time Favorite Radio Shows
"Suspense" is one of those terrific shows that are still valid as stories today. Look at the subject matter: murder, infidelity, blackmail, fraud -- it's all there and it's all free!
The previous poster was concerned about on-air actors' credit; I don't know if AFRA existed in 1946, but I've heard plenty of episodes where the supporting cast was named. There were plenty others where they may have run long and had to cut, and that would have been the first thing on the list.
But I've been a fan of "Suspense" for 20 years now and own many of the shows listed here. It's still excellent entertainment, still an Outstanding half-hour of the Theatre of Thrills!
June 12, 2012 Subject:
Why No Supporting Cast Credits in 1946?
Wonder why there are no supporting cast credits, for example, in 1946? The supporting cast is just as important as the star. As they say in theater, "There are no small roles. Only small actors."
Thus Myrna Loy was a Hollywood star in "Library Book," but she had an excellent supporting cast.
Must be something to do with the lack of a union. There must not have been "AFRA" at that time: American Federation of Radio Actors.
January 14, 2010 Subject:
Thank You Very Much
I want to say thank you very much for such a wonderful web site. It is the best of the best! I truly feel a bit sorry for those who have yet to find it.
Thank you again to the owner of this site.
Don't know exactly who you are, but you have been my savior when I must be at my computer.
If my computer were not in my little home office, and in my living room for example, I don't think I would ever turn on the tele, and would be logged on this site at least 12 hours a day. Hmmm I wonder how long it would take me to run out of material? That would be a bummer.
Anyway, Thanks again for this wonderful web site.
December 15, 2009 Subject:
tales to keep you in SUSPENSE!
I wrote a review on "page 1," and in it I said that the show "The House In Cypress Canyon," had Howard Duff in it, that is true, he plays Sam Spade,in a small part, the star of this broadcast is Robert Taylor, and he does a very good job of keeping us on the edge of our chairs. Listen to it, but not - ALONE . . .
December 15, 2009 Subject:
Black Path of Fear, 1944
Brian Donlevy stars as a man framed for murder in this tale set in a Havana night club. Mildly entertaining and suspenseful. ***three stars.
March 6, 2008 Subject:
"The House in Cypress Canyon"
When the Real Estate Agent details the story we hear him talking to his friend "Sam" who is a detective and who is played by Howard Duff.
(the real estate agent is Hans Conreid)
It's Sam Spade who, along with us, hears the story. Pretty cool, huh?
November 24, 2005 Subject:
Roma's "Theater of Thrills"
MMmmm... I remember listening to "The House on Cypress Canyon" on KNX when I was 12 or 13 and getting all scared and not even listening to the end. Yeah, they're kind of melodramatic, but what would you expect from a show sponsored by a cheap wine company? Thanks to whoever got hold of these. I'm kind of dubious they'd be let into the public domain, but hey.